Two weeks after the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Jerusalem, the Israeli government awarded the contract for the construction of a mega factory to a local company at the expense of one of Hong Kong
Israel has easily chosen which side it wants to stay in the trade war between the United States and China. Considering that the United States contributes 3.4 million euros each year in armaments and military aid to Israel, the Netanyahu government began this week to retaliate against Chinese interests in the country, reports the Spanish newspaper El País today.
Two weeks after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Jerusalem, the Israeli government awarded the contract for the construction of a mega sea salt desalination plant to a local company at the expense of a Hong Kong firm, Hutchison .
Thanks to competitive offers, Chinese companies have put themselves in the field in Israel, ahead of major construction projects such as the ports of Haifa and Ashdod, the two major routes for goods entering the country, against Washington’s geostrategic interests, writes El País.
After the meeting of the head of US diplomacy Mike Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the message was very clear to Israel. The growing Chinese presence in Israel’s critical infrastructure “endangers cooperation with the United States,” warned Pompeo.
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